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Russia-Georgia Today: An Illusory Stability

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Both the frozen and unfrozen conflicts of the past two decades in post-Soviet Eurasia have undermined regional progress and cooperation and have negatively impacted broader European security. Weak states and war-torn societies threaten international stability and the lives of millions of people around the globe. The Caucasus has served as the location for a number of intractable and violent conflicts, all of which have jeopardized or complicated efforts to establish sovereign states, develop political institutions, and achieve economic and social reforms. While the region remains in a democratic transition period, such conflicts are a source of insecurity. Consequently, instability and the potential for conflict in the resource-rich region matter to the international community. [...]

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Director; Professor of Political Science
Georgian Institute of Politics; Tbilisi State University